Together with their prime minister Carlos Puigdemont almost half a million people had protested on Saturday against the disempowerment of the Catalan government requested by the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. On next Friday the Spanish Senate will vote about the take over of Catalonia. As Mr. Rajoy’s followers have the majority in the Senate there is no question that all proposals by Mr. Rajoy will be supported. In the television the Catalan prime minister Puigdemont has attacked the Spanish institutions and the situation of the Catalans since the Franco-regime. He called Mr. Rajoy’s reaction a ,coup d’etat’